Running your own business is hard work. Sometimes you just want to play hooky, right? As long as you do it in moderation, goofing off is obviously a good thing.
Besides watching TV, my favorite pastime is playing online video games. I would go to an arcade, but I don’t have as much time as I did when I was a kid. So now I play online games.
I used to play video games that have a timed free trial, so I would be playing happily for about an hour before it timed out. Then you have to buy the game, or just forget about it. Major bummer.
But then I stumbled across WildGames, and I’ve been hooked ever since. With WildGames each online video game comes with a free trial that lasts for about 24 hours (let’s hope you don’t goof of that long). Most of the online games allow you to play at least two times for free, as long as you don’t remain idle for more than 20 minutes.
Here’s what I do. I choose one of the hundreds of exciting online games and make sure I have a block of time to entertain myself. I play and play till my heart’s content. And if I want to check email or whatever, I do that too, making sure not to be away from the game for longer than 20 minutes. I might just unpause it for a second and get back to my email or article.
When I’m done for the day, I play again at a later date when I’m ready. If, after having really given the game a good try, I decide to buy it, I know that I must really want it. It’s the best way to try before you buy.
But if you never want to buy a particular online game, no problem. You can still play that fascinating game until you beat it. WildGames has a cool online quarters feature. Each game takes a certain number of virtual quarters, from 1 to 4. So after your free trials have ended, just buy some virtual tokens and play a few more times.
This beats buying a $20 game only to beat it after 4 plays. If you beat it that fast you could pay just $4 instead. The beauty of it is you can use tokens to play any game whose free sessions are ended. I usually buy a $10 pack, which gives me 40 tokens.
Okay, if you’re convinced, let me direct you to the cool logo in the sidebar to the right (the one that reads “WildGames.” They just launched an affiliate program, and I bet I was their first affiliate (maybe not, but as soon as I got the email I signed up). If you decide to just play a lot of the games for free, but you later decide to buy some tokens or buy a game, please come back to Crayon Writer and click on the logo here. (While you’re at it, take a look at all of the other items in the sidebar.)
And let me tell you a trick to get the $10 pack. When you go to the signup page for the WildCoins, it’ll take you the ordering page for the monthly plan at $20. Click the “back” button on the page, and it’ll offer the $9.99 or $12.99 pack.
My favorite games are the Diner’s Dash games, Cake Mania, and other casual adventure type games. They also have RPGs, action, kids, and more.
Check it out! Just don’t play too long.
If you’ve played any online games, what are your favorites?